Completed Project Report


Southwest Marketing Network´s Navajo Nation Comprehensive Risk Management Conference and Trainings

  • Award Amount: $49,075
  • Regional Center: Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2010 Competitive Grant Program

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Project Overview

The Southwest Marketing Network (SWMN) strives to help Southwest producers— especially small-scale, alternative, and minority producers—increase viability and decrease risk by providing on-the-ground training and technical assistance specifically tailored to their needs. The SWMN fosters peer mentoring and networking through newsletters, a website, farm tours, and annual convenings. This project built on seven years experience in risk management training to help Navajo Nation farmers and ranchers minimize legal, price, and human risk associated with small-scale agricultural production. We accomplished this goal through four key activities:

1. Provided workshops on land and water rights, water harvesting, record-keeping, marketing and other risk management topics at our two-day conference in Gallup, NM near Navajo Nation.
2. Provided Legal assistance to Navajo ranchers on land issues.
3. Provided organizational development and "train the trainer" technical assistance to two Navajo producer groups.
4. Conducted a farm tour that helped producers assess the risks and benefits associated with new sustainable production practices.

Number of Participants: 158

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